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Upcoming Events

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Urangan Rock Wall - 6pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Urangan - 9am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$47      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 18 August
Point Vernon - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 August
Urangan - 5am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Students will learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunrise. You will most likely need to use manual settings or switch to AV (aperture) mode.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Urangan - 8am - 3 Hours
Neil Medland
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      
ABOUT HERVEY
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Hervey Bay .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Hervey Bay Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very informative, I picked up many tips and hints. Neil is very personable and made sure he spent time with every participant.
    5/5
    Linda
    2024-06-03
    I really enjoyed the event, learnt a lot and had fun. Neil is a very very wonderful teacher with an incredible knowledge. I?m looking forward to the next event.
    5/5
    Klaudija
    2024-06-03
    Neil is such a great instructor.
    5/5
    Stacey
    2024-06-02

    Was looking forward to this class and it didnt disappoint. Great informative and a fun evening
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-05-28
    Brilliant as always
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-05-14
    Another fantastic class! Lots of new things learnt that I can?t wait to put into practice. Thank you.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-04-28

    great learning experience Thanks to our instructor Neil
    5/5
    Suzanne
    2024-04-28
    The event was very positive and informative no
    5/5
    Jim
    2024-04-16
    Awesome so informative another great session with Neil
    5/5
    Lorraine
    2024-04-01

    Excellent. Enjoyable and I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Kathleen
    2024-04-01
    Thank you for another excellent class! I learnt so many new things in this class and I have already been out practicing using what I?ve learnt.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-03-25
    It was a very enjoyable and relaxing morning, Neil was great explaining the camera settings to me. Thankyou Neil.
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-03-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Neil Medland
    Neil Medland is a Photographer with over 30 Years' experience. What started out as a hobby taking Lanscape and Wildlife photos soon switched to becoming a Professional photographer back in 2010. Starting out as a Sports Photographer with local AFL clubs, and Baseball clubs, we eventually went on to become the official photographer for Softball Australia. Our photos became so popular, that we were approached in 2011 to do a wedding. To say the couple were happy with the results would be an understatement. We soon became very sought after and then turned our attention to Weddings.

    Over the past 15 years we have covered all aspects of photography. We have photographed Sports, Weddings, Family Portraits, Product Photography, Models, Graduation, and Events. In 2020 we moved to Hervey Bay and our focus has switched back to where it all started, Landscape Photography. With so much knowledge at our disposal we have recently started teaching and sharing this knowledge with fellow photographers.
    PHOTOS
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Urangan Sea Wall, Queensland, Australia
    Camera: Nikon D3400 Lens: Focal length 105mm (full-frame equivalent) Aperture: f/14 ISO: 200 Flash: No flash Exposure time: 1/1250s.No edits done once the photo was taken except to convert from raw to jpeg. I was sitting along the wall waiting for a friend to finish their appointment and took the opportunity to capture the hazy sun sinking into the sea. I liked the structure that wall provided with varying heights to give contrast to the horizon.
    Credit: Amsel Alston
    Instagram: TheBeard_And_TheBald

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Brisbane
    Cold sunny morning just after a rain shower had passed
    Credit: John Bezuidenhout
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-27
    Title or Location: Scarness Jetty -Hervey Bay
    We have been blessed with beautiful winter skies both in the morning and evening and I wanted to capture the morning sunrise at one of Hervey Bay?s many jetty?s/piers. Taken on a Canon 80D, iso 100, 10mm, f5.6, at 0.5s
    Credit: Tarassa Instone
    Instagram: Instone_images

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Photo taken in my back yard, Tinana, Queensland
    Taken while practicing hand held shooting macro with a remotely triggered flash.
    Credit: Sam Walker
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrwalkeywalkey/

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Hervey Bay, QLD
    Winter skies are perfect for astro and being able to capture this in my own back yard is a total blessing. It also gives me the perfect place to practice what I've been learning in the classes. Not only with the camera but also editing.Taken on a Canon 80D. Lens 10-18, ISO 4000, F5.6 and at 30 secs.
    Credit: Tarassa Instone
    Facebook: Instone Images
    Instagram: instone_images
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: River Heads, Quernsland
    This was my first attempt at Astrophotography. I was lucky to have some great guidance on a beautiful cold, crisp night.
    Credit: Michelle Kelly

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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